NU2135 : Razorbills, Inner Farne

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Red Barns, Northumberland, Great Britain

Razorbills, Inner Farne
Razorbills, Inner Farne
Compared to the 25,000 pairs of guillemots to be found on the Farne Islands during the breeding season, there are only in the region of 300-400 pairs of razorbills. Razorbill nest sites are usually hidden from view, but the presence of a colony is clearly indicated by the attendance of off-duty birds standing close by. Since it is not usually possible to count occupied sites, the species is difficult to census. Usually, only a single egg is laid. It is thought to be the closest living relative to the now extinct, Great Auk (Pinguinis impennis).
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2173 3583 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.9350N 1:39.3942W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 21753 35857
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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